SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online comes with many default search features that help users find what they’re searching for. But you might want your search results to look a certain way, for example, display information that’s specific to your company or business.
In this blog series, I’ll explain how you can customize the way search results are displayed. To help explain, I’ll use examples from a tool that I use on a daily basis: an internal list of Microsoft publications.
As you know, Microsoft publishes thousands of articles across TechNet, MSDN and office.com. To assist in the publishing process, we use several SharePoint lists. Each item in a list represents an article or a media file. To quickly find information about a list item, we’ve set up a Search Center that searches across all of the lists. Throughout this series, I’ll show you how I’ve changed the way search results are displayed from this…
... to this:
In this series, we’ll cover:
How search works in a few wordsIn case you’re not so familiar with how search works, here’s a high level representation that might be useful for this series.
Here’s how to understand this high level representation in the context of Microsoft’s internal Search Center.
You can also see details such as a small icon next to each search result on the page. These icons represent the site to which the article is published, such as Office.com and TechNet . The search result also contains the words "Technical Subject" in front of the value search. I’ll show you how I added the icons and the words in later blog posts. But first, I'll tell you more about how search results are displayed.
Next blog article in this seriesUnderstanding how search results are displayedAdditional ResourcesOverview of search in SharePoint Server 2013